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About Japan

    Where is Japan?

    Flag of Japan Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula

    Capital: Tokyo Coordinates: 35° 40" North, 139° 45" East
    Map of Japan

    What is the Japan weather like?

    Varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north

    Traveling to Japan

    Traveling by air

    There are 175 airports in Japan, 142 of which are paved.

    There are 16 heliports in Japan.


    Traveling by car

    There are 1,210,251 Km of highways in Japan.


    Traveling by water

    There are 1,770 Km of waterways in Japan.

    The most important ports and harbours are in major seaport(s): Chiba, Kawasaki, Kobe, Mizushima, Moji, Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo, Tomakomai, Yokohama

    container port(s) (TEUs): Kobe (2,725,304), Nagoya (2,471,821), Osaka (2,172,797), Tokyo (4,416,119), Yokohama (2,992,517)

    LNG terminal(s) (import): Chita, Fukwoke, Futtsu, Hachinone, Hatsukaichi, Higashi Ohgishima, Himeiji, Kagoshima, Kawagoe, Kita Kyushu, Mizushima, Nagasaki, Negishi, Nihonku, Sakai, Senboku, Shimizu, Shinminato, Sodegaura, Yanai, Yokkaichi.


    Traveling by train

    There are 27,182 Km of railways in Japan.